RN Operating Room WEO

St. Louis University Hospital Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 6 days ago

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

RN Operating Room

$10K sign-on bonus only for experienced OR nurses (2 or more years of experience).

  • The registered nurse (RN) in the OR is a professional practitioner who provides, manages and directs nursing care activities during the patients' perioperative experience and coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

  • Performs comprehensive nursing assessment as the database.

  • Establishes and coordinates a plan of care based on analysis of the initial assessment data, patient diagnosis and physician orders.

  • Provides and documents nursing interventions based on assessed patient needs, plan of care, and changes in-patient condition.

  • Assessment: Performs comprehensive nursing assessment including the physical, psychosocial spiritual and cultural needs.

  • Provides timely ongoing patient reassessment documenting pertinent observations according to the care plan.

  • Utilizes special assessments (abuse, pediatric, fall risk, skin Care, etc.) when appropriate.

  • Establishes and coordinates a plan of care based on analysis of the initial assessment data, patient diagnosis and physician orders.

  • Identifies patient care needs.

  • Formulates interventions to achieve desired patient outcomes.

  • Follows established standards of practice.

  • Collaborates with appropriate health team members for coordination of plan of care for assigned patients.

  • Provides and documents nursing interventions based on assessed patient needs, plan of care, and changes in-patient condition.

  • Documents patient care on the Perioperative Record and coordinates and communicates with other disciplines.

  • Transcribes and initiates physician orders in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Recognizes changes in patients' condition, takes appropriate Nursing actions.

  • Documents effectiveness of nursing care.

  • Performs and documents ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of care based on assessment data, nursing interventions, patient response to medications, treatments and procedures.

  • Evaluates plan of care and modifies as indicated.

  • Identifies problems, gathers pertinent data, suggests solutions, communicates using appropriate lines of authority, and works toward problem resolution.

  • Recognizes significant changes in patient's clinical parameters and reports to surgeon and others as indicated.

  • Demonstrates accounts for own professional practice.

  • Participates in additional learning experience to increase professional competence including: Committee membership, Staff meeting, Mandatory inservices and other educational programs

  • Evaluation of self by identifying strengths areas for improvement.

  • Eligible for licensure in state of Missouri required.

  • Registered Nurse License in Missouri.

  • Previous perioperative experience preferred.

  • Working Conditions: Regular exposure to the risk of bloodborne diseases. Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness). Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. May perform emergency care. Subject to irregular hours. Pressure due to multiple competing demands.

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